Saturday, March 24, 2018

Cryorig H7 and Cryorig H7 Review

Our friends at OCInside have the Cryorig H7 and Cryorig H7 CPU coolers on the test bench today.

Today we are testing two coolers, namely the H7 and H7 Quad Lumi from Cryorig. We will check if there are other differences besides RGB lighting and of course show the beautiful lighting effects in our OCinside YouTube Channel . There are also more videos in the test and two brand new 360 degree shots on the third page, which we will use now often on, so you can look at the cooler and a few other products from all sides.

Intel SSD DC P4510 NVMe PCIe Review

The crew at HotHardware say Intel's DC P4510 NVMe PCI SSD provides blistering transfers with low latency. Hit the link for the complete rundown.

Intel has released a dizzying array of solid state storage products over the last few weeks. We recently took a look at a pair of Intel Optane SSD 800P series drives for enthusiast desktop and mobile systems and also tinkered with the impressive Intel SSD DC P4600 series enterprise-class NVMe drive. Today, we’ll stay in the enterprise space and inspect a pair of Intel’s recently-announced SSD DC P4510 series drives, which target cloud storage applications with impressive throughput and latency characteristics.

AORUS Returns to PAX East!

Team AORUS is making a grand return to PAX East this year with another spectacular gaming-dedicated booth at the Exhibit Hall. Looking to step up from last year’s debut, AORUS will be bringing its latest hardware and swag for the gaming enthusiasts to interact with and enjoy. With the signature VR racing simulator and popular eSports game challenges everyone has a chance to show off their PUBG and Overwatch skills while competing against other fellow gamers for a chance to win exclusive prizes.

CORSAIR Launches New Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooler

CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced a new addition to its bestselling Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers, the Hydro Series H60. Fully updated for 2018, the new H60’s 120mm radiator and multi-CPU socket mounting make it the ideal choice for those stepping up to liquid cooling for the first time, easily fitting into almost any enthusiast case to deliver performance CPU cooling. Finished with distinguished styling and ready to cool today’s demanding processors, the H60 offers all the Hydro Series essentials to keep your CPU running fast, cool and quiet.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sick Today...

I'm sick, so not much will be happening around here today. Take this time to read recent reviews or back us on Patreon to be eligible for those Patreon Appreciation Packages we give away every month. I'll see all of you back here tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh White

Check out my review of the  Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh White case posted today over at Tom's Hardware.
If you fancy yourself a PC enthusiast, not only have you heard of Cooler Master, you've most likely owned one or more of the company's products at some point: a case, a keyboard, or, well, a cooler. Today, we have the company's latest chassis on the test bench for a little review action: a tempered-glass, white-bodied version of the company’s MasterCase H500P Mesh ATX mid-tower. 

MSI Z370 SLI Plus Review

There is a 20 page review of the MSI Z370 SLI Plus motherboard posted over at ocaholic. Pack a snack and refill your coffee before you attempt to tackle this one.
If you're looking to build a mid-range gaming system based on Coffee Lake processors, the MSI SLI Plus is a great place to start. Althoug the rather low price, the MSI Z370 SLI Plus is a well equipped Z370 motherboard with a decent list of features. At the moment the board is available on Geizhals for 133 Euro excluding shipping costs, which makes it definitely affordable.

SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse Review

Those crazy crustaceans over at Mad Shrimps have published a review of the SteelSeries Rival 600 gaming mouse that is definitely worth checking out today.

After installing two 4g weights on each side of the mouse, we started gaming in CounterStrike: Global Offensive, Guild Wars 2, Diablo III but also tried a bit of Agents of Mayhem; Rival 600 succeeded to keep the comfort level optimal even 2-3 hours of continuous gaming and during this time we did not spot any erratic movement.

What’s the Difference Between Ray Tracing and Rasterization?

Ray tracing is the technique modern movies rely on to generate or enhance special effects. Think realistic reflections, refractions and shadows. Getting these right makes starfighters in sci-fi epics scream. It makes fast cars look furious. It makes the fire, smoke and explosions of war films look real. Ray tracing produces images that can be indistinguishable from those captured by a camera. Live-action movies blend computer-generated effects and images captured in the real world seamlessly, while animated feature films cloak digitally generated scenes in light and shadow as expressive as anything shot by a cameraman.

NVIDIA RTX Technology Realizes Dream of Real-Time Cinematic Rendering

NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA RTX, a ray-tracing technology that brings real-time, cinematic-quality rendering to content creators and game developers. NVIDIA RTX is the product of 10 years of work in computer graphics algorithms and GPU architectures. It consists of a highly scalable ray-tracing technology running on NVIDIA Volta architecture GPUs. Architected to support ray tracing through a variety of interfaces, NVIDIA partnered closely with Microsoft to enable full RTX support for applications that use Microsoft’s new DirectX® Raytracing (DXR) API.

NVIDIA Highlights Comes to Five New Games

We’re taking Highlights — a GeForce Experience feature that automatically captures your greatest gaming achievements in video or screenshot — to the next level at the Games Developers Conference this week in San Francisco. The roster of games with the feature is set to explode with today’s public release of the NVIDIA Highlights Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.0. Available for download now, the Highlights SDK 1.0 is a set of tools that enables developers to easily add support for Highlights to their games. To further ease integration, we’ve also released Highlights plugins for two of the top game engines: Unreal Engine and Unity.

BlackBerry And Microsoft Announce Partnership

BlackBerry and Microsoft today announced a strategic partnership to offer enterprises a solution that integrates BlackBerry’s expertise in mobility and security with Microsoft’s unmatched cloud and productivity products. Through this partnership, the companies have collaborated on a first-of-its-kind solution: BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE. This technology provides a highly-secure way for their joint customers – the world’s largest banks, healthcare providers, law firms, and central governments – to seamlessly use native Microsoft mobile apps from within BlackBerry Dynamics.

The Smallest VR Gaming Rig: Intel’s Newest NUC

Intel NUCs are tiny but powerful mini-PCs. Their popularity has rapidly increased since Intel introduced them in 2012. People use the Intel NUC — an acronym for Next Unit of Computing, and pronounced like the first syllable in “knuckle” — in millions of systems worldwide from home entertainment to gaming to digital security to airport signs. 

Introduced in January 2018, the Hades Canyon model is designed to support high-end virtual reality gaming and can power as many as six high-resolution 4K displays simultaneously. The large chip in the center is an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Radeon™ RX Vega M graphics.

Intel Board of Directors Elects New Director

Intel Corporation today announced that Risa Lavizzo-Mourey was elected to Intel’s board of directors. Her election marks the fifth new independent director added to Intel’s board since the beginning of 2016. The board also voted unanimously to extend Andy Bryant’s term as Intel chairman in order to ensure board continuity and a smooth integration for new directors. Bryant became Intel chairman in May 2012 and will stand for re-election at the company’s 2018 annual stockholders’ meeting. If elected, he will continue to serve as chairman until the conclusion of the company’s 2019 annual stockholders’ meeting.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.3

Another week, another set of AMD drivers. This update to AMD's driver software suite brings new game support, stability updates and a host of fixes. The highlights of this latest driver release include:

Support For:

  • Sea of Thieves™
  • A Way Out™
  • Vulkan®1.1 Support
  • Product is conformant with the Vulkan® 1.1 Specification. Vulkan and the Vulkan logo are registered trademarks of the Khronos Group Inc.

Fixed Issues
  • Forza® Motorsport 7 may experience intermittent stutter during gameplay.
  • Some Radeon ReLive recorded clips may experience corruption or audio distortion when played back.
  • Final Fantasy® XV may experience flickering or disappearing objects during some gameplay in multi GPU enabled system configurations.
  • Star Wars® Battlefront™ 2 may experience a system hang on the initial splash screen in multi GPU enabled system configurations.
Known Issues
  • A randm system hang may be experienced after extended periods of use on system configurations using 12 GPU's for compute workloads.
  • Destiny 2™ may experience an application hang in the mission "Heist" on some Radeon GCN1.0 products.
  • Destiny 2™ may experience long load times when the application has been open for extended periods of time.
  • Radeon Overlay may intermittently fail to enable when toggled in some games.
  • FFmpeg application may experience corrupted output for H264 video streams.
  • Resizing Radeon Settings may cause the window to intermittently stutter.

Top Fortnite Streamer Earns $500k Per Month

What the!?!?! Please tell me this guy is lying / embellishing / stretching the truth (by at least $495,000 per month). 😳

In a recent interview with news network CNBC, professional streamer Ninja revealed that he earns around $500,000 in revenue per month from his streams and partnerships. Ninja says that much of his income is from Amazon and Twitch Prime subscribers, but he also earns money from ad revenue generated by his 5 million subscribers on YouTube. 

R.I.P Bento, The Keyboard Cat

Bento, the keyboard cat, has passed away. He was 9.

How Do VR Haptic Gloves Work

SmarterEveryDay's latest video explains how VR haptic gloves work.

Self-Driving Uber Struck And Killed Pedestrian

I'm not going to get into the whole "we told you so," but damn, we told you so. 😔Unless EVERY car on the road is autonomous (no more human drivers), and pedestrians are removed from the equation (by using skywalks and barriers), self-driving cars are going to have major problems. The sad thing is that we aren't even talking about crashes caused mechanical failures or computer malfunctions...yet.

The Uber vehicle was reportedly headed northbound when a woman walking outside of the crosswalk was struck. The woman was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. Tempe Police says the vehicle was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash and a vehicle operator was also behind the wheel. 

Why Is Facebook's Stock Plummeting?

To be honest, I wonder how Facebook's stock HASN'T taken a dive sooner than this.

Facebook on Sunday faced a backlash about how it protects user data, as American and British lawmakers demanded that it explain how a political data firm with links to President Trump’s 2016 campaign was able to harvest private information from more than 50 million Facebook profiles without the social network’s alerting users.


There is a review of Cooler Master's MASTERAIR MA610P CPU cooler posted today at TweakTown.

Some of the things that set the two coolers apart are things like a full fan shroud in it, increasing the number of heat pipes, installing a pair of fans this time, and even offering a much more substantial pre-cooler on the base. In principle, if on the same tower as the MA410P, things look promising out of the gate for what we are about to see.

ASRock X299E-ITX/AC Motherboard Review

There is a review of the ASRock X299E-ITX/AC motherboard posted today at FunkyKit that you really should check out.

It’s really amazing little motherboard. It offers almost as much as full ATX motherboard but all is packed on 17x17cm space. It’s simply impressive. ASRock is the only one who decided to release product like this and we can only guess if it’s because of great engineers or something else. Regardless what it is, it proves that ASRock motherboards are exceptional.

Masterkeys MK750 Gaming Keyboard Review

Gaming keyboard  shopping? The crew at TweakTown had a lot of good stuff to say about the Masterkeys MK750.

Outright, $150 may seem like a lot for a mechanical gaming keyboard, but with what we have seen come down the pike, we feel that Cooler Master is on point with what they are asking. On top of a superb product right out of the box, you also have to factor in the fact that you get unique gaming keys and a wire keycap puller.

These Guys Measured Luigi's Dick...I'm Not Kidding

By now, everyone knows that ANYTHING you click on in the Gizmodo realm (anything ex-Gawker) is going to be clickbait but...even for them...this is riDICKulous. Just in case you are wondering, I didn't include a link to this crap on purpose. Penis envy on the part of the author?!?!?! 

The screenshot up top is still available, however, and still absolutely suggests a 3.7-inch (or so) penis. Could there be a coverup at work? Will they modify the model in light of this sensation? Find out what happened to Luigi’s dick when Mario Tennis Aces arrives June 22.

Use Power of AI to Set Gold Standard for Note Taking

Voice assistants have a long way to go still, but that’s not slowing an AI-based speech recognition startup’s ambitions to be the de facto meeting notes assistant, capturing voice-to-text interactions. Silicon Valley-based AISense has launched Otter, a GPU-powered app that records speech and quickly returns voice files and transcriptions noted from multiple people. Otter is available now for free on iOS, Android and the web. 

Founded in 2016, the startup has focused on speech recognition technologies for long-form conversations among multiple speakers, as well as on a language processing area known as speaker diarization, which enables machines to differentiate voices. Two years in the making, AISense’s proprietary Ambient Voice Intelligence technology allows people to store, search, share and analyze voice conversations.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Best Use of Fidget Spinners Ever

The only way this video could have been better is if ALL the fidget spinners went in the trash at the end.

Criminals Are Stupid

How did these guys think this was a good idea? Now, if they would have used a 3D printer to make cartridges that were MADE from the drugs, that would have been impressive.

Four people were arrested in The Netherlands last week after a police raid on a premises that had been using 3D printers to create fake Nintendo cartridges, inside which were hidden a variety of drugs like LSD, cocaine and MDMA.

Twitter The Next To Ban Cryptocurrency Ads

As usual, Twitter is always the last one to the party.

Twitter is preparing to prohibit a range of cryptocurrency advertisements amid looming regulatory intervention in the sector. The microblogging platform is following similar moves by Facebook and Google which have restricted financial advertisements due to concerns about illicit activities.

Sony Might Owe You $65

There still time left to get in on the PlayStation 3 "Fat" lawsuit. You need to have made the purchase from an authorized PlayStation retailer in the United States to qualify.

Each Class Member who submits a valid claim will be entitled to receive up to $65. The exact amount that each Class Member will receive will depend on the number of Class Members who submit valid claims. If you previously submitted a claim to the Settlement Administrator in connection with this class action lawsuit, you do not need to submit another one. Your previous claim has been retained. Please contact the Settlement Administrator if you have questions regarding the status of a previously submitted claim form or if your address has changed.